After 12 years working with an outside management company, Piper Shores decided to transition to a self-managed structure with a Board of Directors, CEO and Senior Leadership Team.
Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Piper Shores today announced that the Board of Directors has hired James Adamowicz as CEO. Mr. Adamowicz (pronounced Adam-O-vich) will provide strategic vision and leadership for the nonprofit lifecare retirement community as Piper Shores elects to go self-managed after working with an outside management company. Mr. Adamowicz brings more than 20 years of management experience in continuing care and senior services to the Piper Shores community. He recently served as president of The Highlands at Wyomissing, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Wyomissing, PA.
“Jim flourished as CEO in a single site nonprofit CCRC similar to Piper Shores for over a decade,” said Patrick O’Reilly, Chairman of the Piper Shores Board of Directors. “Not only was he universally revered by residents and staff, but Jim also has excellent long-range strategic planning experience.”
After 12 years working with an outside management company, Piper Shores decided to transition to a self-managed structure with a Board of Directors, CEO and Senior Leadership Team. The purpose of this transition is to enable the Piper Shores local management team to work more closely with and better serve Piper Shores residents. As CEO Mr. Adamowicz will provide the strategic vision and leadership previously provided by the management company.
“The Piper Shores board of directors is very focused on making this a smooth transition to self management,” said Mr. Adamowicz. “This transition has been incredibly well planned, and I’m just so impressed with the board’s commitment to outstanding quality and service, and their sensitivity to the needs of the residents and staff.”
In his first months as CEO, Mr. Adamowicz aims to develop relationships with staff, residents and Board members, as well as to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses and organizations. Other professional goals include strategies to address the implications of things like health care reform and an aging population, as well as improving services for independent living residents and for those with memory support needs.
Mr. Adamowicz will begin working with Piper Shores on February 19, after which time his family will make the move from Pennsylvania up to Maine.
About Piper Shores
Piper Shores is the only nonprofit lifecare retirement community in Maine and the first to be recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) - the nations’ only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities. Built in 2001 in a style that complements Maine’s architectural heritage, Piper Shores is located on 138 acres of beautiful oceanfront property, situated between Higgins Beach and historic Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. Piper Shores is an innovative retirement community that promotes the long-term wellbeing of its residents through a continuum of activities and lifecare services. Piper Shores’ residents enjoy active, independent lifestyles with guaranteed priority access to on-site assisted living and skilled nursing care, whenever they may need it.
Piper Shores is owned and operated independently by Maine Life Care Retirement Community, Inc., a Maine nonprofit organization, formed by a group of accomplished local individuals to deliver the shared vision of creating an ideal retirement community on the coast of Maine.
For more information, visit http://www.pipershores.org or call 207-883-8700.